The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey

The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey

Egbert J. Bakker


This complete research of the Odyssey sees in meat and meat intake a centre of gravitation for the translation of the poem. It goals to put the cultural practices represented within the poem opposed to the historical past of the (agricultural) lived truth of the poem's audiences within the archaic age, and to align the topics of the adventures in Odysseus' wanderings with the occasions that transpire at Ithaca within the hero's absence. The felony meat intake of the suitors of Penelope within the civilised area of Ithaca is proven to resonate with the adventures of Odysseus and his partners within the pre-cultural worlds they're compelled to go to. The booklet attracts on folklore reviews, the anthropology of looking cultures, the comparative examine of oral traditions, and the rural heritage of archaic and classical Greece. it is going to even be of curiosity to narratologists and scholars of folklore and Homeric poetics.

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